Trailer: Irvine Welsh’s Crime debuts on BritBox this November
James R | On 11, Nov 2021
Irvine Welsh is bringing his first TV show to our screens this November and a new trailer gives us a look at what to expect.
The six-part crime drama, simply titled Crime, follows Detective Inspector Ray Lennox (Dougray Scott), a man engaged in a disturbing battle with his own demons, through the demanding and very public medium of serious crime investigations.
Ray lives in Edinburgh, a city on the edge of the abyss, and his clear sight isn’t always a blessing. A girl goes missing. A town is in fear. A police department fights with itself. A hero is lost; tortured by his own demons and all the while, watching, waiting, a brutal killer is poised to strike.
Scott is joined on screen by Joanna Vanderham (Warrior, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as DS Amanda Drummond, Angela Griffin (Harlots, Dun Breedin’, White Lines) as Trudi Lowe, Ken Stott (The Dig, Fortitude, Devils) as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal and Jamie Sives (Guilt, Too Close) as Detective Inspector Dougie Gillman.
Directed by James Strong (Broadchurch, and Vigil) and David Blair (Isolation Stories, The Barking Murders), the series is based on Welsh’s best-selling novel and adapted by Welsh and his long-standing screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh (Creation Stories). All three are exec-producing, alongside Scott, Tony Wood, Richard Tulk-Hart and Pamela Hansson.
You can see the end result on Thursday 18th November, when the whole box set premieres on BritBox UK. Here’s the trailer: